This thoughtfully-made Sauvignon Blanc has serious intention, displaying captivating notes of passionfruit, Golden Delicious apple, rose petal and a hint of lychee. The lees contact and stirring endows the wine with a lovely, viscous texture, and the mouthfeel is smooth, creamy and generously textured. Notes of graham cracker and caramel linger on the palate, though the wine holds the line with enough citrus-y acid to keep it fresh and lively. A noble Sauvignon Blanc from an appellation that is ideal for this varietal.
Given the sweetness of the aroma, I was pleasantly surprised with flavors of chamomile and light citrus. Al noted some citrus on the soft palate along with a note of grapefruit zest. He agreed with my hint of chamomile as well.